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Mrs. Russell from Anaheim CA is requesting educational kits & games through DonorsChoose, the most trusted classroom funding site for teachers.

Inspiring Young Scientists

Help me give my students materials for a science center to spark their love for science through hands on learning.

  • $426 goal

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My Students

My class is a group of 30 lively and enthusiastic transitional kindergarteners. All students are 4-5 years old and working together to prepare for kindergarten. We are the only transitional kindergarten class at our school. We are an inclusive classroom that has students with a wide range of abilities. Some of our friends are learning to read and write short words, while some are learning to write their name and use scissors. We encourage each other to grow and learn no matter where we are in our learning.

For many of these students, it is their first time in a classroom setting.

Many of them show huge growth by the end of the year both in their academics and in their social-emotional development. The focus in our classroom is to help students learn how to be students and to guide their social-emotional development. We accomplish this through play and hands on activities. We learn through singing, dancing, and playing. They are a class of students that is excited to learn and grow.

My Project

Kids are natural scientists. They love to investigate, explore, and experiment. This project will help give them the tools they need to further their learning. I will use the materials I have requested to revamp my science center. I will use the materials in small group centers for them to get more teacher-led hands on experience with our science content. The materials will also be out and available for students to use during our choice center time for students to explore as they wish. I will rotate the materials based on the themes we are learning about.

By donating to my project you will help inspire our youngest scientists.

My hope is by having out and rotating science materials for the students to explore, it will further their science enjoyment. With your help, the science center in my classroom can produce the future scientists of the world.

Mrs. Russell
Grades PreK-2

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Materials Cost Quantity Total
PP512 - Lakeshore Magnet Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $59.99 1 $59.99
12 Pack 13.6 OZ (400 ml) Clear PET Plastic Juice Bottles with Black Lids - Plastic Smoothie Bottles Ideal for Juice, Milk and Other Beverages by ZMYBCPACK • Amazon Business $15.99 2 $31.98
DD646 - Real Bugs Discovery Kit • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH509 - Touch & Feel Mystery Capsules • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
HH506 - What’s the Sound? Mystery Capsules • Lakeshore Learning Materials $29.99 1 $29.99
WD984 - Magnetic Wand - Set of 12 • Lakeshore Learning Materials $24.99 1 $24.99
BA109 - See-Inside Bucket Balance • Lakeshore Learning Materials $19.99 1 $19.99
RA801 - Seashells • Lakeshore Learning Materials $16.99 1 $16.99
JOYIN 69 Pieces Natural World Animal Dinosaur Insect Sea Animal Farm Animal Figures Stocking Stuffer Mini Plastic Vinyl Assorted Figures Playset • Amazon Business $15.95 1 $15.95
HH809 - Natural Tree Rings • Lakeshore Learning Materials $10.99 1 $10.99
Rocks: Hard, Soft, Smooth, and Rough (Amazing Science) • Amazon Business $7.57 1 $7.57
All about Teeth (Healthy Teeth) • Amazon Business $7.24 1 $7.24
Look, Listen, Taste, Touch, and Smell: Learning About Your Five Senses (The Amazing Body) • Amazon Business $6.99 1 $6.99
What Lives in a Shell? (Let's-Read-and-Find-Out Science 1) • Amazon Business $6.93 1 $6.93
FREE SHIPPING • Lakeshore Learning Materials $0.00 1 $0.00

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